PATTERSON, Thomas, (1764 - 1841)


PATTERSON, Thomas, (half brother of John Patterson), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pa., October 1, 1764; moved with his parents to Pattersons Mills, Cross Creek Township, Washington County, Pa., in 1778; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits and operated a flour mill; served as a major general of militia in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and the two succeeding Congresses and reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1825); did not seek renomination in 1824; resumed former business pursuits; died in Cross Creek Township, near Pattersons Mills, Washington County, Pa., on November 16, 1841; interment in West Middletown Cemetery, West Middletown, Pa.